Weekly Feature

October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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A LITTLE HELP? — Joshua Ruszkowski, 2, of Depew tries to move a pumpkin that proves a little too heavy for him Sunday at the Super Flea on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

The only scary part of Halloween should be the costumes

Last week’s police reports included a potentially scary incident involving a Halloween decoration malfunction on Harvard Avenue in Depew. The incident resulted in a small fire that destroyed the item, but luckily, nobody was injured. More...

Spindle items

• FINDING HELP — In tough economic times, it is hard not to feel discouraged. We work long, hard hours, but we grow frustrated as the bills come in and the dollar does not stretch as far as it once did.   More...

Spindle items

• CANDIDATE PROFILES — All candidates in this year’s most local elections were contacted by Bee Group Newspapers several weeks ago and asked to provide written profiles on why they are seeking office, their goals and their educat More...

Police Blotter

Lancaster sees rash of vehicle break-ins

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   Depew   Monday, Oct. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Education

Students thank School Board

Members of the Lancaster Central School Board were treated Monday night to a stage full of students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, each representing a different school and each holding a letter that collectively spelled “Thank You. More...

On the campus

Sarah Fenster of Lancaster recently received the Foundation Scholarship from Binghamton University.   More...

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DECORATING THEMSELVES — Elizabeth Jankowski, left, a pupil at Annunciation School in Elma, has her arm painted by fellow pupil Madeline Dake during the school’s annual Ice Cream Social, Bo More...

Lifestyles

Trick -or- Treating

Safety tips, alternatives

I f all goes well, Halloween, falling this year on Sunday, Oct. 31, will be fun, candy-filled and, most importantly, safe. More...

Library News

• Teen gaming will be held at 3 p.m. Fridays in October. Dance, Dance Revolution, Wii, Guitar Hero and various board games will be available. Refreshments will be served. Call to register.   More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498.   More...

Business

E & E plays role in Nevada energy project

Ecology and Environment, Inc. of Lancaster recently announced its involvement in the Silver State North Solar Project, the first large-scale solar energy project on U.S. public lands in Nevada.   More...

Alden Pools & Play is named Alden Chamber’s Business of the Year

Members and guests of the Alden Chamber of Commerce gathered Oct. More...

Lancaster Chamber prepares Evening on the Greens

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is planning its premier event of the year, An Evening on the Greens, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway. More...

EPA cleans last yards

A year and a half after work began, the Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its project to clean up lead-contaminated soil in Depew east of Transit Road. More...

Red Ribbon Week events put focus on healthy choices

Red Ribbon Week has evolved to include more than the “Just say no to drugs” message — children are learning through projects and programs that choices always exist, and they should make the healthy ones.   More...

Seats up for grabs in general election Tuesday

Depew and Lancaster residents will be electing representatives in both state Senate districts that encompass the town and villages during Tuesday’s election.   (See editorial on page four)   Polls will be open from 6 a.m. More...

Local News

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NEW WHEELS — The Rev. More...

Lancaster man has hand in organizing December HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Lancaster resident Jeff Toy, owner/operator of Toy Brothers Entertainment, has been named as an executive producer of the upcoming HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest from Monday, Dec. 27, to Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More...

Group offers to help parents find insurance for children

Parents who currently do not have health insurance for their children are encouraged to attend an open enrollment of the state’s Child Health Plus Program from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Heritage Trail worth every penny

My husband and I and our two grandchildren were pleased that we could be at the official opening of the Heritage Trail Bike Path on Oct. 8. More...

Feature story rekindled memories

Never have I enjoyed an article so as the one published recently in the Bee Newspapers’ supplement, Life After 50, about the life and times of accordion player Henry Chimes, written by Naomi Spencer.   More...

Bee special section story misleading

Your newspaper ran a supplement titled “Parenting” in the last week of August. I am addressing what I thought to be an error in judgment on the part of your staff.   More...

Obituaries

Death notices

ROLL, Helen M. (nee Muck), of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; son, Steven; daughter, Ann Marie Payne; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A service was held Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. More...

Sports

Steelers foil Depew’s perfect season

Football

The Depew Wildcats were having a dream season entering last Friday’s Class B quarterfinal playoff game against Lackawanna. The Wildcats were undefeated at 7-0 and were coming off a memorable comeback victory at rival Lancaster.   More...

O-line dominates in Lancers’ win

The St. Mary’s Lancers were put into a tough situation two weeks ago playing against a McKinley team that is one of the best teams in Section VI Class A. More...

Redskins’ season ends in shootout

Girls Soccer

Jeff Petherick said that if you’re going to lose, you might as well lose playing your best in a great game. That’s exactly what happened to his Lancaster Redskins on Tuesday.   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 28  Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza — Event for area children of all ages that provides trick-or-treating bags, candy, store coupons and prizes. More...

Special Events

thurs. 28  Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft_nature_preserv e.php fri. More...

Performance

now-sun. 31  Dralion — (Pronounced Dra-lee-on) Cirque du Soleil’s newest show is a fusion of Chinese circus traditions and the Cirque’s avant-garde style, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. More...